Moving to Croatia from the US
International moving differs between countries as each has its own customs rules and regulations. Moving to Croatia is no exception. If you want a hassle-free move, you should hire overseas movers to ship your goods, guide you with the required documents and inform you of the overall shipping process.
Moving companies are knowledgeable of the Croatian government rules associated with shipping of household goods and personal effects, motor vehicles, prohibited items and pets. They will also handle shipment clearance at the customs by having an agent represent you.
You can get free moving quotes from various companies by letting them do a comprehensive assessment of the items you want to bring to Croatia. As you do comparisons of the quotes, also take into consideration the moving services included in each of them. Look for a company that offers insurance coverage and guarantees secured packing and shipping of your goods.
The moment you are done hiring an international mover, it is time to prepare documents needed such as your passport, Certificate of Residence, Work Permit, and an inventory of goods. Upon your arrival to Croatia, you must get in touch with your Destination Agent regarding customs clearance of your shipment. Be advised that all household goods and personal effects are duty-free if you have owned them for no less than six months.
Bringing of new items is subject to import duties and restrictions and you must have a proof of purchase for each of them. You cannot transport drugs and narcotics to Croatia. It is possible to ship weapons as long as you have a special license. Motor vehicles are allowed providing that you have secured the required papers and you are present during customs clearance.